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Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Posted on March 16, 2013 by Dr. Mal Braverman

Dental implants have revolutionized the world of cosmetic dentistry because they allow people to look and feel as if they have their own natural teeth again. They are permanently installed in the wearer’s mouth, eliminating the need for special care or food restrictions. Some of the people who would benefit from dental implants are:

  • People who are missing teeth. If you’re missing one tooth or a few, dental implants can replace them with natural looking customized crowns.
  • Those who have gaps in their teeth. Sometimes teeth just don’t grow in as they should, and when that happens, it can cause unsightly gaps in teeth. Dental implants are the perfect solution for those situations.
  • People fed up with their dentures. Dentures can be difficult to deal with because they can come loose, causing much embarrassment to the wearer. In addition, they can be painful if they’re not fitted properly.

Are They for Everyone?

As wonderful as dental implants are, they are simply not for everyone. When you visit our New York City Cosmetic Dentistry Center, Dr. Braverman will talk to you about whether or not you’re a candidate for the procedure. Some of the things that may prevent you from being an ideal candidate are:

  • Diabetes or heart disease. Both of these medical issues may interfere with the healing that is important to dental implant surgery.
  • A weak jawbone. If your jawbone isn’t sufficiently strong, it won’t support the implant.
  • Bad habits. If you grind your teeth, smoke, or are in the habit of clenching your jaw, your chances of a successful dental implant surgery will decrease.

Are Dental Implants for You?

If the thought of having straight, white teeth without fussing with awkward dental devices sounds like a dream come true, you should call our offices and learn about dental implants. We’ll evaluate you, and then if you’re a candidate, we’ll talk to you about the procedure and costs. Don’t suffer from bad teeth or uncomfortable dentures anymore. Instead, why not learn about the cosmetic dentistry procedure that is changing people’s lives?


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